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"There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel

 

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Frederic Morton, Author Who Chronicled the Rothschilds, Dies at 90 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:28:16 GMT 
    Mr. Morton, who as a child fled Austria and the Nazis with his family, often wrote about his homeland, in both fiction and nonfiction books.








‘Infamy’ and ‘The Train to Crystal City’ 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:22:00 GMT 
    Two books about the internment of Japanese- (and sometimes German-) Americans during World War II.








ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘One of Us’ 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:12:24 GMT 
    Eric Schlosser discusses Asne Seierstad’s “One of Us,” and Meghan O’Rourke talks about Elizabeth Alexander’s “The Light of the World.”








ArtsBeat: Alabama Town Loses Rights to Produce Play of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:42:33 GMT 
    The Monroeville, Ala. museum that produces the theater adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel announced that it has lost licensing rights.








Inside the List 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:30:02 GMT 
    Cokie Roberts’s “Capital Dames,” No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is about powerful women in Washington during the Civil War era.


Paperback Row 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:00:02 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.


Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:00:02 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.


Open Book: Sing, O Muse 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:27:01 GMT 
    If National Poetry Month is partly intended to encourage poetry’s engagement with contemporary culture, two young poets reviewed in this issue are doing their part.


‘The Longest August,’ About India and Pakistan, by Dilip Hiro 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:27:01 GMT 
    Dilip Hiro probes the cultural and strategic differences underpinning the India-Pakistan conflict.


‘The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me,’ by Sofka Zinovieff 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:12:01 GMT 
    In the 1930s and ’40s, a resplendent English estate was the home of a most unconventional family.


The Shortlist: ‘We Could Not Fail,’ and More 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:00:02 GMT 
    New books include “We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.”


Author’s Note: Romanticizing the Reader 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:42:01 GMT 
    Diane Ackerman says that readers and writers provide a kind of outside family for one another.


‘I Refuse,’ by Per Petterson 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:22:00 GMT 
    Per Petterson’s new novel is about lost parents and the unexpectedly divergent paths of childhood friends who meet again as adults.


‘Lurid & Cute,’ by Adam Thirlwell 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:15:00 GMT 
    A loafer lapses into a hedonistic, drug-hazed life.


Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Winner for Poetry, on His Sudden Fame 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:50:05 GMT 
    Mr. Pardlo, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, discusses his life, his work and his neighborhood.






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